Lunar Expedition 1 – Day 0 – The touchdown

Lunar Expedition 1 crew before starting the mission, from left side: Grzegorz Ambroszkiewicz (Biomedical Engineer), Joanna Kuźma (Astrobiologist), Matt Harasymczuk (Crew Medical Officer), Mariusz Słonina (Vice-Commander), Dorota Budzyń (Communication Officer), Piotr Konorski (Commander).

Throughout duration of Lunar Expedition 1 mission, Mariusz Slonina – vice-commander and press officer – will publish daily report of what happened on a given day during the mission. Stay tuned for news from the Moon.

Lunar Standard Time: 19:29

More than ten hours after opening the hatches of the habitat passed, and we are unpacking and preparing for the Day 1 schedule. This was a busy time after the touchdown, but it seems that, so far, everything is looking good. Minor fixes to the habitat must be done, however, but the MCC (Mission Control Center) has been informed about the issues, and the solutions will be applied tomorrow.

After the long journey here, to the Lunares base, we are tired but happy, so that the mission is ongoing. We hope to do as much as we can during the following two weeks – for this project, this mission, and this crew. We are proud, that we can participate in the LE-1, and for each of us it is a completely new experience.

As we left out daily stuff behind, and closed the hatch between the habitat and the outside world, we will not forget about those little things, that each of us brought here… And those things and dreams that brought us here, to the first polish habitat, and the first polish analog simulation in Poland.

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